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Old 01-05-13, 14:36
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Sounds interesting. Maybe in the long term this race could merge with Qatar and Oman to form a fourth Grand Tour.
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well for the big cash, riders will go anywhere even in places where the usual bike riders are rode over by cars and then raped.

personally i'm very disappointed with the cocaine kingpins from south america who seems to not trust the uci. i want a world tour race for climbers in colombia.make it happen uci!
Plus 1 to that, I don't care about these boring flat races in the desert, give me a race in a country where there is actually a market for cycling and has plenty of good terrain to give it exciting parcours.
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Dubai is mostly flat. At least in Abu Dhabi they have a nice tarmacked mountain in Jebel Hafeet. I did think a Tour of the UAE was inevitably coming, mind.
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So it might be that RCS have started the great worldwide offensive against ASO?
Go to ****ing Colombia then.
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Sounds interesting. Maybe in the long term this race could merge with Qatar and Oman to form a fourth Grand Tour.
I hope not. Colombia should have a GT before any country, or group of countries.
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Go to ****ing Colombia then.
maybe they will... who knows
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I hope not. Colombia should have a GT before any country, or group of countries.
Colombia should at least have a WT race.
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Old 01-05-13, 15:10
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lol, another flat stage race in the sandbox.
It's unfortunate that the countries where there is actually some money to be invested in cycling have the most boring landscape

(or incredible pollution)
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Old 01-05-13, 15:13
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Hopefully they will be build one or two hills before the first edition. Otherwise the only time gaps will come from the TTs and any Bonus seconds.
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Old 01-05-13, 15:14
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Hey, maybe they can do an 'indoor mountain stage' at the ski resort!

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=dubai...,r:4,s:0,i:102
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